Demon - Envelopes
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  • Summary: The Swedish-French indie rockers make their full-length debut with this genre-hopping disc.
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  1. Demons is well worth checking out for those who like a sense of the unexpected in their pop.
  2. 80
    Though straightforward, the song structures are detailed and ruffled. [Jun 2006, p.110]
  3. Demon is what the world sounds like when you are on mushrooms. [#13, p.85]
  4. The music from the Envelopes’ first LP, Demon, is so loose and frivolous it feels like the Swedish group wasn’t even aware that the mics were hot.
  5. 70
    The sugar is matched by splashes of vinegar thanks to untuned guitars and off-pitch vocals that toy with self-sabotage. [Jun 2006, p.137]
  6. Envelopes could so easily be a cheap Belle & Sebastian clone or a second-rate Magnetic Fields, but they pull off what nobody remembers to in this line of work anymore: personality.
  7. The music is cutesy and fun, but the lyrics are subversive.

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  1. TTableWhyTTableWhy
    Jan 12, 2007
    8
    It is a pop album but the guitars sound spine tinglingly fu**ed up. Stands up to repeated listening. Some great nonsensical lyrics too. I love it.